Ominous title? Not really.
I went on a Garmin data analysis bender this evening and upon review of the various charts and graphs, I realized that I pass through this intersection on almost every run and ride I do. Plus it also happens to be the place where trail access for the Bolsa Chica wetlands is located. So I declare this spot as my training epicenter. It's where Warner Avenue meets Pacific Coast Highway.
Conveniently, there is a great Mexican restaurant and sushi bar here too.
Sorry I just wasted time you'll never get back with the above drivel. But wait, there's more...
The Haiku that everyone have been leaving are great. I was a little worried that the guys would not take part in fear that their man card would be debited for writing a poem. But apparently they all realized that Ninjas probably wrote Haiku before going off to battle so everything is cool.
If you missed yesterday's post, you may have no idea what I'm talking about. So here's the deal - I am running a granola and breakfast cookie give away in conjunction with Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods. Essentially, all you need to do is comment with a Haiku and you'll entered to win some baked goodness. The details are here.
Speaking of food related give aways, both Kovas at Midwest MultiSport Life and Rad Runner at Rad Runner are also doing contests at the moment. Please check them out, as both are awesome. Kovas has heart smart cookbooks from CanolaInfo and Rad Runner has vegan cookies from the Alternative Baking Company.
Alternative Baking Company's cookies at my local juice bar. These things are incredible. That's a sweet hook-up, Rad Runner...
I'm a couple articles into my new position as the Triathlon Examiner for the examiner.com's Los Angeles edition. Though I need to get out there and report on some local local news, I want to periodically write profiles on the every-day athletes like ourselves. If you are from the LA area, cool. If you aren't, that's cool too. Personally, I think the profiles will be interesting and newsworthy because we are truly the backbone of the sport. If anyone is interested in being interviewed for this, hit me up at 17281posse (at) gmail.com.
Since I've been back from Vancouver, I've been hitting the training pretty hard. That said, I'm a little annoyed that my available training time comes in hour to hour and a half blocks. For running and swimming it works out OK, but I feel like I should be riding longer. But I do what I can do and the last 5 days have been great.
I just found out I need to go back to Vancouver again next week, but I think it might just be for a night. That would be great because my next race is the San Diego International Triathlon on the 27th and I feel like I could use some pretty intense training next week so I can taper the following.
That's it for now...